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  1. "Hevonen ei ole minulle urheiluväline, se on arjen terapeutti" : Materiaalipaketti Pihlavan Tallille

    Contributor(s):: Mira Kostamo

    Toiminnallinen opinnäytetyö on toteutettu Pihlavan Tallille. Pihlavan Talli on Suomen Ratsastajainliiton hyväksymä ja valvoma ratsastustalli Kiihtelysvaarassa, Joensuussa. Ratsastustuntien ja – leirien lisäksi talli toteuttaa kuntouttavaa hevostoimintaa eli...

  2. "Holding" on a leash: The role of companion animals in counselling and psychology

    Contributor(s):: Wilkes, Jane Katherine

  3. "Many Secrets Are Told Around Horses:" An Ethnographic Study of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

    Contributor(s):: Jennifer Van Tiem

    This dissertation presents an ethnography of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) based on nine months of fieldwork at "Equine Healers," a non-profit organization in central Colorado that specialized in various therapeutic modalities associated with EAP. In bridging scholarly work around...

  4. "Mindfulness With Dogs": A Group Therapy Program for Adolescents with Behavioral Problems

    Contributor(s):: Aslanian, Abbey

  5. "Nu kommer hunden!": Aktionsforskning om barn som läser för hundar med syfte att utveckla lässtunderna på svenska bibliotek

    Contributor(s):: Elina Garp

    This master´s thesis in Library and Information Science examines the experiences of children who read to a dog. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the interactions between the librarian, the readingdog-handler, the child-ren and the dogs and what the benefits from the interactions...

  6. "When He's Up There He's Just Happy and Content": Parents' Perceptions of Therapeutic Horseback Riding

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Boyd

    The present research set out to explore parents‟ perceptions of therapeutic horseback riding as an activity for their children with multiple disabilities. It was designed to explore their vicarious experiences of the activity as well as their perceptions of their children‟s experiences of the...

  7. A canine audience: The effect of animal-assisted therapy on reading progress among students identified with learning disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Julie Omodlo Griess

    This study explored the use of animal-assisted therapy with students identified with a learning disability and limited reading success. Initially, reading progress was defined as the participants' comprehension rate obtained from an oral Informal Reading Inventory (IRI) passage. The nature...

  8. A case study of incarcerated males participating in a canine training program

    | Contributor(s):: Nikki S. Currie, Fred O. Bradley (adviser)

    The number of animal training programs in correctional facilities has increased in the past 25 years. Anecdotal accounts have informally assessed the efficacy of prison training programs; however, only limited systemic studies have been conducted (Britton & Button, 2005; Furst, 2006). Preliminary...

  9. A clinical design for Animal Assisted Therapy (a descriptive analysis of an Animal Assisted Therapy program at Hope House II - a psychiatric residence)

    | Contributor(s):: Traunfeld, Celia Schechter

  10. A Clinical Practice Change Initiative to Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy in Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice for Children and Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Donna Rae Cowell

    Background: Children and adolescents mental healthcare needs is vital for the future of our nation’s welfare (American Psychology Association, 2014). Research has indicated AAT may be a considerable choice to help with pediatrics mental healthcare and may be utilized as...

  11. A Compassionate Curriculum Utilizing a Guinea Pig to Help Students Develop Empathy, Responsibility, and Positive Social Interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Sinno, Nadia

  12. A human-animal intervention team model in an alternative middle/high school

    | Contributor(s):: Wicker, Judith D.

  13. A multimodal investigation of the use of animal assisted therapy in a clinical interview

    | Contributor(s):: Blender, Jennifer Amy

  14. A Parental Perspective: The Role of Companion Animals for Children During Separation and Divorce

    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Michel

    Children grow up in interdependent family systems, where transitions affect all members. A prevalent transition in Australian families is divorce. When divorce occurs children are exposed to significant risk factors that have the potential of affecting many developmental outcomes. However,...

  15. A Phenomenological Analysis of the Lived Experiences of Animal Assisted Therapy Volunteers

    | Contributor(s):: Reece, Connie M.

  16. A pilot survey of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Kentucky nursing homes

    | Contributor(s):: Worden, Margaret

  17. A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?

    | Contributor(s):: Jessica S. Iwachiw

    The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...

  18. A proposed study of outcomes for autistic children and their families after participation in a Horse Boy Camp

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Anne Lockwood

    The aim of this proposed study is to explore whether participation in a three day intervention involving horseback riding in nature– a program specifically designed for autistic children and their families called “Horse Boy Camps” – leads to improved outcomes for...

  19. A Protocol for Animal Assisted Therapy in a Midwestern Hospital

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexie J. Traiser, Katie J. Huot

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been shown to improve physiological, psychological, social, and physical aspects of clients (Miller & Ingram, 2000; Diefenbeck, Bouffard, Matukaitis, Hastings & Coble, 2010). AAT increases an individual’s strength, cognition, range of motion, and...

  20. A qualitative study of animal assisted therapy with male probationers mandated to outpatient substance abuse group treatment

    | Contributor(s):: Gomez, Elena Noella

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of animal assisted therapy (AAT) on the process of therapeutic change with an adult male probationer substance abuse population in group therapy. Research has indicated that AAT is a useful intervention across a wide range of demographics....